(March 1967)

Marvel, 1966 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Non-Pareil Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#1-33 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man, Thor, Wasp, Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #10 cover); Jack Kirby (Amazing Spider-Man #10, Journey into Mystery #89, Strange Tales #105 covers)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #10 cover); Dick Ayers (Amazing Spider-Man #10, Journey into Mystery #89, Strange Tales #105 covers)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Characters:
Thor; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Spider-Man; Wasp
Reprints:

More Majestic Masterpieces of Magnanimous Marvel Memorabilia! (Table of Contents)

table of contents / pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby; Larry Lieber
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers; George Roussos
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spider-Man; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Wasp; Thor

Indexer Notes

Inside from cover featuring scenes from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin. Credits include Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Sol Brodsky, Marie Severin, Stan Goldberg, Flo Steinberg and Morrie Kuramotto.

The Enforcers! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Enforcers [The Big Man [Frederick Foswell]; Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]; Montana [Jackson Brice]]; Flash Thompson; Liz Allen; May Parker; The Abbotts (May Parker's Neighbors); J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant
Synopsis:
The Enforcers try to shake down Betty Brant, which brings them to the attention of Spider-Man.
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"your friendly neighborhood Spider Man" (Table of Contents)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man

The Return of the Wizard! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Synopsis:
In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner-- just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals... and break jail! The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses. He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. Against Sue's advice Johnny accepts the challenge, and he does pretty well until Sue shows up to "help" him (again!). Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".
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Indexer Notes

2nd appearance of The Wizard. 1st time a "Human Torch" villain returned; Wizard would go on to a very long career, mostly with "The Frightful Four". Next appearance in STRANGE TALES #110 (July 1963), where he teams with Paste-Pot Pete for the 1st time.

Not What They Seem! (Table of Contents)

The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Larry Lieber
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
X-521

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (narrator)
Synopsis:
The Wasp tells the tale of prison escapees who try to avoid a planet with a trap, but are doomed when they take the wrong side in a battle of the sexes.
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Another Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor

Indexer Notes

The MIghty Thor is written at the bottom of the pin-up

The Thunder God and the Thug! (Table of Contents)

Thor / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Job Number:
X-29

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor [Doctor Donald Blake]; Jane Foster; Thug Thatcher (introduction); Vince (introduction); Max (introduction); Ruby (introduction); Odin (cameo)
Synopsis:
A gangster wounded in an escape has his men kidnap Dr. Blake to operate on his gunshot wound. Blake transforms himself into Thor and brings the gang to justice, as well as rescuing Jane.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man, Thor, Wasp, Human Torch
  2. 1. More Majestic Masterpieces of Magnanimous Marvel Memorabilia!
  3. 2. The Enforcers!
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. "your friendly neighborhood Spider Man"
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  5. 4. The Return of the Wizard!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  6. 5. Not What They Seem!
    The Wonderful Wasp Tells a Tale
  7. 6. Another Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Thor
  8. 7. The Thunder God and the Thug!
    Thor
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